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2.7.7 Culture in Gifted Programming: A Native American Case Study at Standing Rock Community Schools
School districts must recognize how exceptional abilities present themselves in diverse student groups. This requires appreciation of the role culture plays in the conceptualized and expression of giftedness. This session provides a case example of GT programs in the all Native American Standing Rock Community Grant School District located on the North Dakota/South Dakota border. Attendees will learn about the meaning of giftedness among D/Lakota people and how GT programs identify students who can preserve the D/Lakota cultural customs and way of life. We will discuss culturally appropriate identification protocols within the domains of language, visual, and performing arts.